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Camping in style along the Murray in Koondrook

16/12/2020

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the stunning surrounds of the Murray River in style, thanks to support from the Victorian Government.

The Victorian Government provided $800,000 in funding towards the $1.2 million project that is helping to connect iconic natural assets around Koondrook, Cohuna and Kerang, including the Gunbower State Forest, Murray River and Kerang Lakes.

Located on the banks of Gunbower Creek, the hub features high class ‘glamping’ tents, fire pit area, canoe launch facilities and a footbridge connecting the Gunbower State Forest marking the first stand-alone facilities of its kind in the Murray region.

Koondrook Retreat is expected to attract an additional 6,000 visitors to the region each year and increase visitor nights by 1,800. This expected increase in visitors has prompted a series of developments to already get underway in the area, including the Koondrook Goods Shed and brand-new kayak tours and hires along the Murray River.

It will connect these visitors to other tourist attractions in the area, including the Murray River Adventure Trail, paddle steamers operating from Koondrook and the internal track and trails throughout the Gunbower State Forest.

The Nature Based Tourism Hub – Koondrook Retreat project is funded by the Victorian Government’s flagship Regional Tourism and Infrastructure Fund which is investing to develop iconic regional tourism projects that create world class tourism experiences and boost the regional economy.

Koondrook Retreat supports the Victorian Government’s commitment to boost local economies and make our towns better places to live, work and visit.

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